Monday, October 28, 2019

October 28, 2019 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Statute of Liberty Dedication Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 28, 2019 The impeachment witch-hunt has finally come to the conclusion it needs to have a semblance of due process  and hopefully end the closed door interrogations followed by selected leaks by Schiff and his merry band of henchman as Nancy Pelosi announced the House will vote this week on impeachment inquiry procedures which hopefully will afford Trump a semblance of due process like what was afforded to Bill Clinton; Hunter Biden is looking more and more like the premier quid pro quo fixer as new documents reveal his representation of  a Romanian tycoon while his father Joe was in charge of U.S. investigations of corruption in that country (it is a sad day if Joe knew (a logical conclusion) the amount of money Hunter was being paid in Romania, Ukraine, and on the back end in China for the sole purpose that he was the son of Vice President Joe Biden; in a reaffirmation that you can run but you cannot hide from the U.S. and its anti-terrorism manhunts, U.S. special forces corner the leader of ISIS in his lair in Syria and to escape captivity, the coward detonated a suicide vest which sadly also took the life of three innocent children with him (Blues and Reds were spiking when Obama’s approved mission to kill or capture bin Laden resulted in his death but the sounds of silence from the Blues it seems on al-Baghdadi’s death); on the fire front in Northern California PG&E is being hammered by the Perfect Storm of uncontrolled wildfires that may have been caused by damage to its power transmission lines and a loss of revenue from having to shut off power to hundreds of thousands of customers to prevent further fires from wind damage (it is going to take a miracle for PG&E to emerge from Chapter 11 without its shareholders including many pension funds from being wiped out fueling Newsome’s inane denunciations of corporate greed); in Los Angeles a fire now known as the Getty Fire broke out this early morning burning  8 homes and threatening and forcing the mandatory evacuations of over 10,000, including many celebrities that live there, and are raging, fueled by Santa Ana Winds in the area; in the World Series, the Astros have come back from the dead and have won three in a row to lead series 3-2, overcoming a breast flashing by several fans promoting breast cancer awareness; former Blue Senator Kay Hagan of North Caroline, a rare moderate has died from a tick borne virus while Elijah Cummings was laid to rest with accolades and sadly from Blues like Hillary Clinton with attacks on Trump and Reds (what a disgrace by a delusional woman who cannot accept the fact she lost); Katie Hill, a Blue from California and openly bisexual, resigned from the House after photos surfaced of her in revealing acts with a female staffer (good to see sexual harassment not limited to powerful men taking advantage of a less powerful woman but includes powerful people of any sex taking advantage of less powerful people of any sex; the Iron Curtain of no criticism of leftist Blues by MSNBC which refused to cover the Katie Hill scandal after it surfaced after several day has finally been lifted;  President Trump slammed the police chief of Chicago as of  October 27, 2019, 2336 have been shot, of whom, after one day of no deaths, 401 have died; in Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population, is coming in second place in the amount of gun deaths as 280 have been murdered (when will Chicago and Baltimore get serious about this carnage or is this the case of true racism as a Blue run city turns a deaf ear and a blind eye to the slaughter of people of color by people of color and when will the left focus on the problem of color on color shootings in Blue run cities which have been more deadly and more numerous than random mass shootings?
 As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a musical link to the Beatles,  the fact that you are free from prestriction and a relevant quote on the Statue of Liberty by Nhat Hanh, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like Father’s Day, college graduations, birthdays, weddings, or anniversaries, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient. You need only contact me for details.
1. International Animation Daycreated by the International Animated Film Association in 2002 to commemorate the showing of Emile-Charles Reynaud animated film shown at the Grevin Museum in Paris, France on this day in 1892 to honor film animation.         
2. Statue of Liberty Dedication Day—celebrating the dedication of the Statue of Liberty on this day in 1886.      
3. 1968 Number One Song— the number one song in 1968 on this day on a run of 9 weeks in the position was “Hey Jude” by the Beatles. Here is a recording of the song:  
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “prestriction” which means blindness which is a trait when it comes to politicians seeing their hypocrisies is usually present in spades.
5. Nothing Like a Share of 10 Billion Candles--celebrating the birthday on this day in 1955 of Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft who must be very happy on his birthday for his family and his foundation the Pentagon announced a $10 billion contract with Microsoft.
On this day in: 
      a. 1922 Italian fascists led by Benito Mussolini marched on Rome and seized control of the government.
      b. 1956 in a blow to the anti-vaccine zealots, Elvis Presley received a polio vaccine on national television.
      c. 1962 in we can all breathe easier now moment Khrushchev announced the removal of Russian missles that were to be armed with nuclear warheads from Cuba. 
 d. 1965 in a what took us so long moment, Pope Paul VI released Nostra aetate in which the church recognized the legitimacy of non Christian faiths.
 e. 1971 Prospero became the first and only satellite to be launched by a British rocket; it is still in orbit although no longer communicating with Earth and is expected to enter the Earth’s atmosphere in 2070.
 Reflections on the Statute of Liberty: “We have the Statue of Liberty on the East Coast. But in the name of freedom, people have done a lot of damage. I think we have to build a Statue of Responsibility on the West Coast in order to counterbalance. Because liberty without responsibility is not true liberty. We are not free to destroy.”
 Nhat Hanh, noted Buddhist monk from Vietnam and the author of over 100 books, 70 of which are in English. The quote is an astute one, one which the thugs of Antifa have seem to have forgotten when they attack  free speech.
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